Nurse Aide Training (NAT) / Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for Clinical Compliance

As part of clinical compliance, all students entering pre-licensure programs at the University of Louisville will be required to successfully complete an approved Nurse Aide Training (NAT) program, or provide documentation of work experience, prior to beginning clinical coursework.

The NAT/CNA completion or documentation of work experience is a clinical compliance requirement. Documentation must be submitted to the Office of Student Services one week before upper division classes start.

Two Ways to Meet the Clinical Compliance Requirement:

  1. Documentation of completion of a Medicaid approved Nurse Aide Training Program.
    Students are not required to take the SRNA certificate exam. You can find NAT training by using the information below or through other state organizations. Other programs throughout the State of Kentucky fulfill the UofL NAT / CNA program compliance requirement.

UofL School of Nursing Nurse Aide Training Program
Online at
Phone: 502-852-0647

  1. Submission of documentation of 100 hours of direct health patient care work experience within the past 12 months. 
    Documentation submitted using the Work Validation Form.

List of possible skill competencies - No fees will be assessed for this process if you attended the UofL Nurse Aide Training program. A $25 fee may be assessed if you attended a Nurse Aide Training course from a non-UofL program. The fee for the required skill competencies may be offset by documented nurse aide work experience at the discretion of program faculty.

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